How does the Merriam-Webster Dictionary define new beginnings? It is defined as recently coming into existence, a beginning as resumption, or a previous act that has never been done. It is a new beginning of a new start, starting over, and doing something different. It’s a clear conscience, a fresh start, clean sweep, clean slate, new departure, and clean hands.

1In the beginning, was the word, and the word was with God” Logos”,  The same was in the beginning with God.All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.In him was life; and the life was the light of men. –John 1:1-4

God, the Father, has no beginning or starting point. In the book of Genesis, He started His creation on earth and we are His partakers. The Holy Spirit was at work speaking through Apostle John, telling him things to come and describing Jesus as the Logos word. In the beginning, Jesus was with God, the Father, and the Holy Spirit. The eternal Trinity is all three Godheads combined as one.

Our beginnings are so important to God because it connects us to the reason why Jesus came down from heaven and died to take away our sin.

John 6:38 says, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

Hebrews 2:17 says, “Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

Logos is His written word. John 1:4-5 reveals how Jesus came to shine His light on us, for we are deep in sin living in total darkness. Sometimes I think of the coastal guards depending on the lighthouse to make it back to shore safely if they’re lost and can’t find their way back home. This analogy reminds me of what Jesus has done.

The Britannica states that the early lighthouse was made with wood fires and torches that burned on top of the roof. Nevertheless, in the 1st century, they would use candles, oil lamps, and lanterns. Someone would always be on watch to make sure the light never went out. I am so grateful that times have changed and there is electricity to power equipment that keeps the lighthouse going all year-round. It is needed. This beacon of light shines brightly throughout the night. It helps keeps pilots from crashing their planes and sailors from being shipwreck.

In Acts 27,  Apostle Paul tells a story on how he and others were shipwrecked upon this island called Melita.

2 Corinthians 11:25 says, “Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day.”

1 Timothy 1:19 says, “Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.”

Apostle Paul teaches in such a metaphor to emphasize why we should keep the faith, never give up, trust, and believe God. If it had not been for God bringing us into the marvelous light, we all would be condemned.

But thanks be unto God our Father. The lighthouse’s analogy is to share that Jesus Christ is that beacon of light. He is the way, the truth, and the life. He is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Jesus Christ is always guiding us into safety out of harm’s way. When a sheep is lost, he goes and leaves the 99 sheep behind until that one is found.

God is so concerned about us that He gives us multiple chances until we learn to get it right. If we would just learn to trust Him, His love for us will take us a mighty long way.

Acts 3:19 says, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”

Romans 10:9-10 says, “That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead for worth the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

1 John 1:8-10 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

When we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness, that opens up a doorway of new beginnings. We are now baptized with His death and redeemed by His blood.

Now is the time to step into something new. You tried it your way. How did it work for you? Jesus wants to offer you something greater than you could ever imagine. Will you answer?  I pray that this word has blessed you. May God add a blessing to the reading of this word.

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Stephanie Ham is the founder and CEO of Misfits To The Nation, But Chosen By God’s Creation. Before marriage, she was known as Stephanie Whack.  She is a woman after God’s own heart and an intercessor. Stephanie is married to Leo A. Ham. She is a mother of three sons, and four grandchildren: two boys and two girls. She happens to be the #1 Best Seller Book Writing Scribe for The Kingdom. When God called her, He said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world {John 9:4-5}.”

Stephanie’s favorite Scripture is: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Stephanie’s ministry is all about encouraging, uplifting the brokenhearted, hurting, and abused men and women of God. When you’re broken from the inside, it’s hard to believe in a God who you cannot see. You don’t know how He can possibly love someone you… Right? I had to learn that God’s Word concerning our lives means so much to Him that He died to save us. Amen. It does not matter to Our Savior if we are a misfit. But what does concerns Him is that we are the core of Jesus’s very being. Know that we’re Misfits with A Purpose that can change the Nation. God has given Stephanie a keen discernment, intelligence, and a passion for prayer. She loves seeing souls saved. It doesn’t matter if you’re called an outcast.  God loves you. God died for you to live and have life more abundantly.

She has attended the following churches along her Journey: 

St. Michael’s Hope Ministry: Apostle Michael, Prophetess Sharon Woodham CLIO, SC. 

Word Of Life Pastor Hodges Bennettsville SC, Solid Rock Holiness: Apostle Ervin Dease and First Lady Mary Dease “aka Spiritual Parents’ Bennettsville, SC.

New Creation Christian Church: Bishop Wesley V. Knight & Prophetess Adrian Knight “aka Spiritual Parents” Brooklyn, NY. 

The Doors Of Hope: Bishop Michael Blue& First Lady Melinda Blue from Marin SC.

Her educational background consists of the following:

Word Of Life Bible College Studied: The book of Revelation, The Tabernacle, Homiletics. 2002, In Bennettsville SC.

Undergraduate Nyack College study General, Counseling, Abnormal and Child Psychology. Old, New Testament, etc. 2010- 2013

In Manhattan, NY, God started dealing with Stephanie’s life and how she felt about herself. She received the vision for her ministry between 2011- 2012 and birthed it out in 2020.

 God placed her around people who believed in her and what she couldn’t see in herself. God was in the midst the whole time. Nevertheless, everything happens in God’s timing.